Friday, 27 May 2016

The Body and Blood of Christ

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Kathleen Taylor, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, June McCaffrey, Mary O'Connor, Sheila, Peter & Noreen Stevens, Pauline Smith, Maria Twigg, Margaret & Michael Coyne,

Lately Dead: Joan Pickup, Annie Walsh, Mary Spittle, Rhoda Cawley, Bill Heyes

Anniversaries: Fred Duckworth, Thomas & Kathleen Wood

 

Masses this week:   

Mon - No Mass                                            Tues – 9.30am Mass (Feast of the Visitation)

Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch    

Thurs- 18.30 Mass followed by Exposition                

Fri – 12noon followed by CAFOD Soup Lunch (Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart)

  

The Parish Office will only be open 10am -1pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday this week.

 

The Altar Fund has now reached £26,608.12 as we seek to raise £30,000 for the altar, baptismal font and lectern. The generosity of many of you has been amazing. Thank you.

 

A Big Thank You to all those who helped to make poppies last Wed either in the Presbytery, where there was a great turnout and atmosphere, or at home.

 

 

 

Pope Francis to the Youth about Sainthood

 

"We need saints without cassocks, without veils – we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends (…) We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hotdogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theatre. We need saints that are open, sociable, normal, happy companions. We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints "Pope Francis

 

Pope Francis – The Dignity in Everyone

"Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else – God is in this person's life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God." Pope Francis

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Trinity Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Kathleen Taylor, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, June McCaffrey, Mary O'Connor, Sheila, Peter & Noreen Stevens, Pauline Smith, Maria Twigg, Margaret & Michael Coyne, Annie Walsh

Anniversaries: Annie Cecilia Clarkson, Margaret Marsden

 

Masses this week:   

Mon - No Mass                                            Tues – 9.30am Mass

Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch    

Thurs- 18.30 Mass followed by Exposition                 Fri – 7.30am Mass followed by breakfast

  

The Parish Office will only be open 10am -1pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday this week.

 

The Altar Fund has now reached £26,297.12 as we seek to raise £30,000 for the altar, baptismal font and lectern. The generosity of many of you has been amazing. Thank you.

 

 

Statement for the Parishes of the Deanery of

St John Vianney

As part of the ongoing diocesan consultation, the priests of the deanery met with Bishop John on Thursday, to consider the best possible future sacramental and pastoral provision for the people of this deanery. The discussions were very positive and constructive - all were concerned that any changes should be considered as 'pruning for future growth'. A proposal about the way forward was submitted to Bishop John by the priests of the deanery.

It was thought important that our deanery proposal should not be considered in isolation but rather should wait until a comprehensive diocesan plan is offered for consultation. When all the other deaneries have submitted their own proposals, Bishop John will present his plan for the whole Diocese, hopefully in June, which will be open to everyone for comment and suggestions, before a final decision is made by the Bishop, and then gradually implemented over time.

As the planning by the eight deaneries continues, the Bishop asks that we continue to pray for our openness to mission as we grow in that sense of Discipleship to which Pope Francis is calling us.

Stay with us, Lord, on our journey.

 

Parish Centre FunctionWe are looking to have a "Parish Social" to commemorate the 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. This would be held on the evening of Friday 1st July in the Parish Centre. The evening would be an evening of song and entertainment with the room being decorated in the style of 1916. This needs a lot of planning and the reason for this is to see if anyone would like to be involved in making it happen. Please see Fr John if interested.

 

June Monthly Newsletter Please submit any articles for the June newsletter by Tuesday evening of this week. The main articles will be about the new altar arrangements and the Centenary Commemorations of the Battle of the Somme.

 

Please keep in your prayers the children making their First Communion this weekend.

 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Pentecost Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Kathleen Taylor, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, June McCaffrey, Mary O'Connor, Sheila, Peter & Noreen Stevens, Pauline Smith, Maria Twigg, Margaret & Michael Coyne,

Lately Dead: William Varey, Dillon Jai Robson (Baby), Terry Lyons

Anniversaries: Canon Patrick Watterston, Alan Gilrane, Joan & Billy Ryan, May Walsh, Andrew Fielding, Stephen Laycock, Mary Smithson, Mark Rushton

 

Masses this week:   

Mon - No Mass                                            Tues – 9.30am Mass

Wed – 12 noon Mass followed by packed lunch    

Thurs- 09.30 Mass                                     Fri – 7.30am Mass followed by breakfast

  

The Parish Office will only be open 10am -1pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday this week.

 

This Sunday - Mr Rex Aubrey Perraton will be received into the Roman Catholic faith at the 10am Mass.

 

The Altar Fund has now reached £25,943.57 as we seek to raise £30,000 for the altar, baptismal font and lectern. The generosity of many of you has been amazing. Thank you.

 

The Tablet is a Catholic weekly magazine. For a trial period of a month it is available FREE at the back of Church. If you would like to place a regular order then please see Fr John. Cost £3

 

Sacramental – Programme – Meeting this Tuesday at 6.30pm. All those on the programme are expected to attend.

 

Reminder - Change of Mass Times

 

Please Note that next Sunday morning 22nd May (Trinity Sunday) we will be having our First Holy Communions. The Mass times on this Sunday only will change as follows:

 

9am Mass

 

11am Mass for the First Communion Children

 

There will be no 10am Mass. This is to facilitate the large numbers of visitors that we are expecting for the First Communions. Anyone can come to either Mass.

 

 

Fostering Fortnight – 16 to 29 May 2016 - There is a desperate need for new foster carers nationally – there is a need to recruit 7,600 fostering families in England alone.  In particular, foster families are needed to provide homes for teenagers, disabled children, unaccompanied asylum seeking children and sibling groups.  If you have room in your heart, and in your home, then 2016 could be the year that you start to make a positive difference to a child – a positive difference that can last a lifetime.  Caritas Fostering would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in finding out more and please pass on this message to friends and family.  Call us on 0161 817 2250, or email  info@caritasfostering.org.uk or come and meet us at our open afternoons which take place every Friday 1.30 - 3.30pm at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP.

 

Parish Centre FunctionWe are looking to have a "Parish Social" to commemorate the 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. This would be held on the evening of Friday 1st July in the Parish Centre. The evening would be an evening of song and entertainment with the room being decorated in the style of 1916. This needs a lot of planning and the reason for this is to see if anyone would like to be involved in making it happen. Please see Fr John if interested.